Bill Thies

Principal Researcher
Microsoft Research

Brief Bio

Starting in 2018, I am based at Microsoft Research New England. For 10 years prior to that, I was part of the Technologies for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India. My research focuses on building appropriate information and communication technologies that contribute to the socio-economic development of low-income communities (ICT4D). This work often encompasses human-computer interaction (HCI), healthcare, education, and other areas. Previously I worked on programming languages and compilers, for multicore processors as well as microfluidic chips. I received all of my degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I completed a Ph.D. in computer science in 2009.

Recent Highlights

Most of my recent work is in connection to three areas:

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